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Alarming cyber crimes are boosting security demand

Expressing grave concern about the growing threat of cyber terrorism in his opening statement at the meeting of Chief Ministers on National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) held on May 5, 2012, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram stated:

Google’s yet another acquisition, Quickoffice

Google, the leading search engine giant acquired Quickoffice, a company best known for its mobile productivity suite for Android and iOS. Google plans to bring Quickoffice’s “powerful technology” to its own Apps product suite. Quickoffice allows its users to create and edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents on their mobile devices. The company says its software is currently installed on over 300 million devices in more than 180 countries.
The financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed by either Google or Quickoffice.

Germany equipped itself for Cyber wars

With increase in major security attacks, cyber security has become one of the most concerned issues globally. To cope with such global issue Germany has prepared a special cyber warfare unit of its military to conduct offensive operations against computer hackers, who attack key installations or engage in espionage activities.
After more than six years of preparations, the special unit of IT specialists in uniform is now in a position to ward off hacker attacks and to mount counter attacks, media reports here said quoting ministry officials. 

An in-depth analysis of Flame C&C’s structure by Kaspersky Lab experts

A malicious virus named Flame was discovered and announced by Kaspersky Lab on 28 may 2012, which was actively being used as a cyber weapon targeting entities in several countries. Kaspersky Lab’s experts discovered the virus during an investigation prompted by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and the analysis of the malicious program revealed it was the largest and most complex attack toolkit to date.

Google now ready to try its hands in Customer Service Business

Google Inc is now getting all set to get into customer service business as the world’s most preferred search engine company is gearing up to compete competition with e-commerce giant Inc. Google commenced a new certification service called Google Trusted Stores that helps shoppers see which online merchants ship quickly and reliably and which ones offer great customer service.
Google has been testing the free service with online retailers including Wayfair, Timbuk2 and Beau-coup. It is open to all U.S. merchants starting on Thursday.

Facebook & Google received another notice

Already struggling social networking site Facebook India and search engine Google India with Indian lawsuit to check and remove objectionable material from their web pages, got another notice from Delhi High Court. Based on a public interest litigation filed by K.N.Govindacharya, the Delhi High Court issued notice to the central government, social networking site Facebook India and Google India. Govindacharya, a right-wing Hindu activist in his PIL sought the recovery of taxes, which he alleges haven't come through as a result of the Indian operations of both Facebook and Google.